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Contract Decorating for PPDs

In the decorated apparel industry, shop owners always are looking for ways to level out their business cycle.

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The Challenges of Screen Printing on Caps

While the classic aesthetic of embroidery has traditionally dominated the customized headwear market, there still remains a significant place in the hat-decoration business for screen printing.

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Understanding Off-Contact Screen Printing

A look at how the distance between screen and substrate could make all the difference 

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Ink Market Trends: Part 2

Along with the specialty-ink evolution, it’s interesting to see how the advances or applications of other technologies have helped screen-printing industry veterans get where they are today. 

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Innovation Sparks Screen-Printing Success

As an apparel decorator, I consider it my mission to deliver products to customers at prices they are happy to pay, all to meet my profit goals. 

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The Secret to a Smooth Surface

A mat-down screen helps to create a finished product with a soft-hand feel

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Ink Market Trends: Part 1

When it comes to screen printing — specifically inks — I am often asked, “What’s new?” or “What’s trending?” My initial thoughts are, “What has been forgotten?” or “What hasn’t the customer seen?”

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To Push or Pull? That is the Question.

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The Perfect Coating

The consumer and retailers of today’s market have driven the textile embellishment industry to research and develop new technologies to meet demands. Those demands include more environmentally friendly inks and prints with a softer hand than that which traditional plastisol inks can provide.

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The Evolution of White Inks

Throughout the decades, we have witnessed a tremendous transition in the white inks that we use every day. Basic inks have evolved, from plastisol and water-based, to the current non-PVC products on the market. Some market trends also have changed white textile screen-printing inks to bring us to where things currently stand.

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